Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

The Playlist

Discuss: Are We On The Cusp Of A Video Game Movie Revolution?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • August 6, 2014 2:59 PM
  • |
  • 10 Comments
Video Game Revolution feature
If you’re sick of the wave of comic-book movies over the last few years, you’d better brace yourself: the video game movie is coming, and it’s coming for you. The end of last week saw the announcement that another attempt is being made to ramp up zombie game “Dead Island” as a movie: originally in the works with Lionsgate back in 2011, the project’s now set up at Occupant Entertainment, which is co-producing alongside the game’s creators, Deep Silver.

Casting: Elle Fanning Will Learn 'How To Talk to Girls At Parties,' Penelope Cruz Joins 'Grimsby' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • July 10, 2014 11:56 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
Elle Fanning How To Talk To Girls At Parties
The long developing adaptation of Neil Gaiman's short story "How To Talk To Girls At Parties" is finally getting a bit of traction. Elle Fanning will star in the "two-hander love story focusing on a schoolboy and ‎punk who uses music and art as a way to escape and a female alien tourist (Fanning) who wants to escape her tour group and explore the most dangerous place in the galaxy, the London suburb of Croydon." So, a less murder-y version of "Under The Skin"? John Cameron Mitchell ("Shortbus") co-wrote the script and will direct.

Casting: Woody Harrelson & Liam Hemsworth Go 'By Way Of Helena,' 'Ant-Man' Adds Another & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • July 2, 2014 11:49 AM
  • |
  • 3 Comments
True Detective
It looks like "The Hunger Games" pals Woody Harrelson and Liam Hemsworth are eager to spend their time away from the YA franchise together as well. Future bromance? We'll see, but this project does sound interesting. The pair will star in the revenge western "By Way Of Helena."

Michael Fassbender's 'Frank' Coming This Summer, Adam Sandler's 'Pixels' Next Summer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • April 28, 2014 7:31 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
Frank, Michael Fassbender
How do you like your summer served up? Perhaps you dig the indie films that offer a nice alternative to Hollywood's seasonal explosion fest? Or maybe you don't mind a piece of greasy, buttered entertainment. Well, release dates have been set for movies that tickle either fancy.
More: Frank, Pixels

Keanu Reeves Joins Eli Roth's 'Knock Knock,' Benicio Del Toro Joins Denis Villeneuve's 'Sicario' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • April 4, 2014 4:53 PM
  • |
  • 4 Comments
The Man of Tai Chi
Looks like Keanu Reeves might need to reboot his career a bit. His latest blockbuster, "47 Ronin," was a flop, and the string of indies he'd done since 2008's "The Day The Earth Stood Still" barely made a ripple. That's not to mention the sci-fi "Passengers," which needs to find a female lead (after Rachel McAdams dropped out) if shooting is to proceed on schedule this summer. So his move is—go make a low budget horror with Eli Roth.

Shia LaBeouf Will No Longer 'Rock The Kasbah,' Peter Dinklage Joins 'Pixels' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • March 28, 2014 12:53 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
Currently retired from public life, whatever that means, Shia LaBeouf is either Hollywood's greatest enigma or best prankster. Or both. At any rate, after owning the Berlin Film Festival press conference for Lars von Trier's "Nymphomaniac," it looked like Shia was just gonna keep on truckin', working, making weird and possibly plagiarized art, and generally continue to upend whatever notions of decorum are affixed to young actors. But it seems he is taking a step back for a moment.

Adam Sandler & Kevin James Team For 'Pixels,' Berenice Bejo Prepares For 'After The Storm' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • February 27, 2014 9:05 AM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry Kevin James Adam Sandler
In rather shocking news, an Adam Sandler produced movie is also going to star Adam Sandler. And sit down for this one — he might even worked with some pals he's worked with before.

Helen Mirren May Take A 'Hundred-Foot Journey' With Lasse Halstrom; Chris Columbus & Robert Schwentke Line Up Gigs

  • By Jason McDonald
  • |
  • June 4, 2013 11:25 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
From books about cooks to pixels on the loose and oil tankers in peril, this batch of news has something to satisfy everyone. Provided, of course, that you aren’t opposed to pixels, tankers, and cooks. And if you have some sort of weird aversion to those three specific things, well, I just don’t know what to say to you reader.

Producer Neal Moritz Planning 'Sleeping Beauty' Comedy; 'Pixels' & 'Ouija' Get Writers

  • By Joe Cunningham
  • |
  • July 17, 2012 6:27 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Revamps of classic fairy tales are like so hot right now, and with Disney hard at work prepping a new twist on the Sleeping Beauty story with the Angelina Jolie-starrer “Maleficent” it should come as no surprise that a rival project has reared its head. Producer Neal Moritz is busy prepping a comedy take on Sleeping Beauty which will presumably be to "Maleficent" what Tarsem’s “Mirror Mirror” was to “Snow White and the Huntsman.” Moritz’s work is usually confined to the action genre, although he does occasionally work on comedies and has most recently overseen “The Bounty Hunter,” “The Change-Up” and “21 Jump Street.” That last credit is probably one that will pique interest, but...yeah, this is still a pretty terrible idea. [THR]

'Singularity' Bumped To November 1, 2013; 'Pixels' Programmed For May 17, 2013 & 'Red Dawn' Invades November 2, 2012

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • November 23, 2011 4:29 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
Before Sony and FilmDistrict close their offices for the long weekend, they've gone ahead and slated some upcoming blockbuster type films.

Email Updates

Recent Comments